Communications Schools In New Mexico

Communications classes faculty can choose to work at one of 8 accredited communications schools in New Mexico. The trends in New Mexico's communications academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in communications includes communications training at the following levels:

  • Communications Certificate
  • Associates degree in Communications
  • Bachelors degree in Communications
  • Masters degree in Communications


  1. New Mexico State University-Dona Ana

    3400 S Espina, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8001

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  2. Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus

    1500 S Ave K, Portales, New Mexico 88130

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  3. New Mexico Highlands University

    University Ave, Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701

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  4. New Mexico Junior College

    5317 Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, New Mexico 88240

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  5. University of New Mexico-Main Campus

    1700 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

    181 U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. New Mexico State University-Main Campus

    2850 Weddell Street, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8001

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  7. Santa Fe University of Art and Design

    1600 St. Michael's Drive, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505-7634

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  8. University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus

    5700 Pasadena NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113-1570

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Professional Trends

New Mexico Vs. National Communications Employment

New Mexico 2,240
National 439,660

Approximately 1% of the country's communications professionals work in New Mexico state.

Employment Growth for Communications professionals In New Mexico

1,730 2,730 2,510 2,300 2,240
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of communications professionals is growing in New Mexico. In New Mexico, 510 more communications professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of communications has grown by 29% in New Mexico. This is faster than the trend for communications professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of communications professionals has shrunk by 8% between 2006 and 2010.

Communications VS. All Professions salaries in New Mexico

$36,322 $39,967 $41,918 $39,338 $39,595
$40,511 $43,009 $44,801 $46,220 $46,794
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Communications
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In New Mexico, as the number of communications professionals is growing, the salaries earned by communications professionals are increasing. The mean salary for communications professionals in 2006 was $36,322 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $39,595 per year.

Salary percentiles for Communications professionals in New Mexico

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This represents a growth in salaries of 8%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of New Mexico, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of communications. The pay differential between the highest paid communications professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 143%

Average Salaries for Communications professionals and related professions in New Mexico

Creative Writing
Fashion Marketing
Public Relations
Visual Communications

In New Mexico, communications professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Communications programs available for each degree type for all schools in New Mexico


The number of students graduating from the 8 accredited communications schools in New Mexico is increasing. In 2006, 50 students graduated from communications courses in New Mexico. And in 2010, 138 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of communications school degree or certificate graduates in New Mexico by 176%. 60% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in communications.

Communications Faculty Salaries in New Mexico

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